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Public Private Partnerships Foundation

Learn the basic concepts and essential theory of Public Private Partnerships

Public Private Partnerships Foundation


(42 customer reviews)

The main objectives of the Public Private Partnerships Foundation course is to introduce the PPP concept as an option to procure and manage infrastructure; to scope the term for the purpose of the PPP Guide, and to explain its main characteristics.

Delivery format: Classroom, Virtual-Led & Self-Paced Online
Certification: Public Private Partnerships Foundation

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The APMG PPP Certification Program is an innovation of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) and the World Bank Group (WBG) and part funded by the Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility (PPIAF) with a shared vision of enhancing PPP performance globally. CP3P is the definitive credential to demonstrate to your peers that your abilities are aligned with international PPP good practice.

PPPs are one way to procure infrastructure and services. As explained later in the Public Private Partnerships Foundation course, the PPP approach may provide significant benefits if and when a number of conditions are met. As PPPs are useful in procuring both infrastructure and services, this course is especially focused on better use of PPPs as a tool to deliver new or upgraded infrastructure. In this way, the greatest possible value from this procurement option can be extracted in order to help countries to fill the infrastructure gap by accessing more private capital and expertise in an efficient and programmatic manner; this is especially true for Emerging Market and Developing Economy (EMDE) countries.

The main objectives of the Public Private Partnerships Foundation course is to introduce the PPP concept as an option to procure and manage infrastructure; to scope the term for the purpose of the PPP Guide, and to explain its main characteristics. The PPP Foundation course also introduces those aspects of PPPs that will be explained further in the rest of the PPP educational programs. These include the relevance and features of a proper PPP framework and the entire PPP process cycle, including a description of each of the phases that constitutes the process from a practical perspective

The PPP Certification Program Guide, referred to as the PPP Guide, was written by PPP practitioners. It comprises best practices from many countries and aims to bring a consistency of terms used in PPPs and to increase skills and capacity for the delivery of PPPs. Please see a summary of the PPP Guide below:

Public Private Partnerships Certification PAth

The Public Private Partnership Foundation Course and Examination are based on Chapter 1, Appendix A and the Glossary of the PPP Guide.

Learning Objectives

The Public Private Partnerships Foundation certification is aimed at individuals who are involved in PPP projects and require a working knowledge of the key principles of financing PPP projects. The Foundation exam tests whether a candidate has sufficient knowledge and understanding of the PPP Guide to act as an informed team member of a PPP finance project. The Foundation certification is a pre-requisite for the Practitioner certifications

The Public Private Partnerships Foundation examination tests whether the course participant is able to demonstrate an understanding of the established procedures, roles and institutional responsibilities that determine how the Government selects, implements and manages PPP projects, as outlined in the PPP Guide, including terms used, Process sequences and roles involved.

The learning objectives of the Public Private Partnerships Foundation training are:

  • The fundamentals of successfully financing PPP projects.
  • The most effective sources of funding PPP projects plus their benefits and limitations.
  • Setting up new PPP frameworks and how to identify effective existing frameworks.
  • The key phases in the PPP process.
  • Project Identification and PPP Screening for PPP Projects
  • Key steps and procedures in appraising PPP Projects
  • Structuring and Drafting Public Private Partnership Tenders and Contracts

Target Audience

This certification is aimed at individuals who are involved in PPP projects, who require a working knowledge of the key principles of financing PPP projects, who need to know the terminology used and some of the theory behind the PPP financing structures. It is also the introduction to the higher level Practitioner certification and therefore includes all those who are the target audience for that certification.

Exam Structure

The Public Private Partnerships Foundation examination is structured as follows:

  • Multiple choice
  • 50 questions per paper
  • 25 marks required to pass (out of 50 available) – 50%
  • 40 minutes duration
  • Closed-book


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42 reviews for Public Private Partnerships Foundation

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    Ali Rizwan

    I like how the sample questions provide after each topic. Great course

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    I like the way the trainer has explained about the PPP foundation. The explanation was clear and detailed.

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    Hai Marady

    The trainer and participants are friendly, sharing session is valuable, I learned a lot from them. A recommendation would be trainer can bring more existing PPP to share with the class.

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    Chheav Vanthea

    Clear and detailed explanation, I can understand clearly of PPP Process between the government and the private sector. I would recommend the trainer ask more questions in the next session.

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    Selaroth Song

    Clear explanation from the trainer. I would recommend the trainer provide more actual examples and have a group discussion in class.

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    Laiheng POM

    The way the trainer shares his experience in the courses is great. I hope the trainer could provide an online test for each individual trainee.

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    Madeleine Chan

    The material is easy for me to understand. I wish everyone are a bit more interactive because it would contribute to a better learning environment. Regardless, I got what I need from the course.

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    Peter Ofori-Asumadu

    The content, the teaching approach, the interactive nature and the calmness of the trainer are what I like most about the course. I think a little bit of an increase in time for the course will be better. Great course! Many technocrats should be trained at least on the foundation course!

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    Manuel Garcia

    The explanation is clear and concise. everything is OK! Good course :)

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    dare williams adedamola

    I really liked the teaching of the tutor. I would prefer to have a physical class with the tutor and not virtual. Good course and I will like to take more training on PPP!

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    David Klotey Collison

    The facilitator was excellent in his delivery and the course has been extremely helpful in equipping positively for my work. It will be good if a tailored one is organised for decision makers such as the political heads of the government institutions who do not need much technicalities.

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    Kwabena Afrifa

    Training was fluid – well built up onto the end; in respect to understanding and practicality. The course must devote more time to explain the financial arrangement on the PPPs; as concepts can be a bit confusing. Good participation and discussions!

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    Nana Karikari

    The experience shared by participants was very helpful in understanding practically how things work.

    The Presenter explained in practical terms how things work out with detailed examples and diagrams which helps to imagine it.

    If I could change something about the course, it would be the timeframe of 4 hours for a session, but then considering the course content there is not much that can be done about it.

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    Tom Bongay

    Discussion session and experiences shared from colleagues in the region were great. More discussions are needed!

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    Mukhtar Abdulkarim

    The class was very interactive with real life examples provided. We need more time to digest all the information and additional time to properly prepare for the exams.

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Event Details

Cybiant offer the following learning options for this course:

Self-Paced-Online Learning - 3 months access
If your a choosing the Self-Paced-Online (SPO) learning option, you will complete the course on your own time, in your own pace. Cybiant will provide you with access to an online learning environment where you can watch videos, and practice with sample questions. The SPO option provides access for 3 months, and includes the official exam.

Virtual Training - 2x2hours per day
If you are choosing the virtual training learning option, you will participate in a live course by a Cybiant instructor, which is delivered 100% online. You will receive meeting invitations to participate in the live lectures through the Zoom platform. There will be 2 x 2-hour sessions per day, so this option does provide you with flexibility to plan some other work. All sessions are recorded, in case you miss any of the session. All virtual training courses include the official examination, which will be taken online on the last day of class.

Classroom Training - full day
If you are choosing the classroom training option, you will participate in this training in a live class in a 5-star hotel. This training option provides you with the opportunity to discuss topics in detail with other course participants, and learn from their experience. You will be trained by one of our Cybiant experts, and will complete the exam on the last day of class. Training is conducted daily, based on the following time schedule:

Start time: 09:00 UTC+08

End time: 17:00 UTC+08


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